Researchers performed a prospective cohort study to determine mortality associated with Pulmonary Embolism (PE) in hospitalized patients and outpatients. Specifically, the authors evaluated mortality in confirmed PE cases and in those whom PE had been ruled out (RPE) at two different time-points —  short-term (30 days) and a long-term (2 years).

Researchers found that the overall mortality was similar in patients with suspected PE, independently of PE confirmation or exclusion.